Monday, April 28, 2008

ARTropolis 2008: 8 Galleries that set 'The Pace.'

The dep-ART-ure of ARTropolis 2008

DateLine: Monday, April 28, 2008 – 12 Noon CST

In just a few short hours, ARTropolis ™ will pass into the Annals of History (Art History, that is) as one of the greatest Art Exhibitions of all time, if not Thee Greatest. The reason I say that is:

INSPIRATION ASIDE: Even if a Person finds one piece of Art (of which there are thousands upon thousands of exquisite pieces ranging and racing the gamut of Tastes), the Time, Effort and Exercise expended at THE FAIR will leave an indelible mark in one’s psyche. Of course, scoffing husbands are muttering that ‘The only Mark’ will be left in their wallet(s), but for the most part, ART IS AN INVESTMENT. In Time. In Money. In Aesthetics. Three out of three is not bad odds.


In just a few short hours, ARTropolis ™ will pass into the Annals of History (Art History, that is) as the greatest Art Exhibition of all time. The reason I say that is:

FROM: Natural Stone Fossil Murals dating from 50,000,000 years ago

TO: Michael Teller’s Golden Royal Oriental Crowns dating back 1000 years at TK Asian Antiquities (of New York, Williamsburg & Zhuhai)

TO: Louis Wain’s Whimsical Ceramic Cats (circa WW I) found at John Featherstone-Harvey’s Titus Omega in London

TO: Illustrious Silver Collections found at Susan Tosk’s Orientations Gallery with Robyn Turner Gallery (highlighting Jade & Asian Art) of New York City

TO: Warm, cuddly and homey Furniture and Quilts found at Raccoon Creek at Oley Forge, Pennsylvania

TO: Chris Randall’s Indo-Persian Arms & Armours, Netsukes, Special Jades, Snuff Bottles, Dirks and other Ancient Art Collectibles, found at J.W.A. Multinational, Inc. of Miami, Florida

TO: Lee Stoetzel's Wooden Life Size VW Hippy Bus - Courtesy of Mixed Greens in Manhattan

TO: Erika Wanemacher's Lifesize Onyx Taxidermy Sculpture found at Linda Durham's Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico,

the Selection and Quality represented under one roof on three floors could not be compared.

For your QP: Quick Perusal, the afore-mentioned Booths can be easily accessed on line at:


We (as a Society of People inclined to appreciate, enjoy and advance THE ARTS) are indeed lucky to be living at this relevant Point in Time when and where Reachability to such a Bounty of Great and Colossal Pieces is possible. Crossing Cultures and Time Zones, the Magnificence of the Art is mind-boggling.


You really hate to see the Show pack up and leave as the Excitement and Variety is so captivating. I asked Kasey Madden, the Public Relations Director of The Merchandise Mart, as to why the 3 floors of space are not permanently rented to these Dealers, keeping the ambiance in tact. She explained that many of the Merchants are active Trade Shows Exhibitors and this is their Passion and do not wish to be confined to one space. Others are Gallery Owners found across the World who call other areas ‘home’ but wish to expand into the Midwest, the Heart of America. But for 5 Days in April, The Home of Art is found at ARTropolis, Chicago’s Very own.

KOOPERSMITH’s Note: Although ARTropolis closes today, so much information has been collected since April 24 (as I walked the miles of aisles throughout the Fair) that an ARTropolis BLOG-A-DAY could be penned (almost every Hour of each Day) about those

Galleries and

that challenge all Our Senses until THE NEXT SHOW returns.

AS THE PROMISE STANDS: More VO: Valued Opinions will be written in the months ahead until ARTropolis 2009 arrives. Stay tuned for those. If you wish to be placed on an ARTropolis eMail List, contact me at:

and I will be happy to oblige and let you know when those specific Signatures will be appearing.


For those of you living in and around Chicago, I invite you to my Upcoming Shows on:

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 (6-9 PM)
Entitled: “Once Upon A Chair”
6219 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago

as I discuss CHAIRS derived from my 1999-2000 Book called: CHAIRS & Fifteen (15) new Pages on Chair Ideology have been created for the April 30TH Pre-ZEN-tation.

The Closing Show of “Once Upon A Chair”
will be held @:

5358 North Ashland Avenue in Chicago
on Saturday, June 7, 2008 (12 Noon – 4 PM)

After all, most ART does begin while being seated in the Comforts of a Chair.

©2008. Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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